Let's imagine how the GOP would respond if Tip O'Neill or Nancy Pelosi had been revealed as a child molester. https://t.co/EGhLmDMV7E
— Mark Lotto (@marklotto) April 23, 2016
"We all have our flaws, but Dennis Hastert has very few," wrote Tom DeLay, "he has never disappointed me in any way" pic.twitter.com/9rDHxvjKuP
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 23, 2016
… has not seen an opportunity and seized it? asks Disgraced Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay, per the Chicago Sun-Times:
Federal prosecutors portray former House Speaker Dennis Hastert as a serial child molester who agreed to pay millions to cover up his shameful secrets — but former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay describes him as a man of “strong faith” and “great integrity.”
“We all have our flaws, but Dennis Hastert has very few,” DeLay wrote to Hastert’s sentencing judge. “He is a good man that loves the Lord. He gets his integrity and values from Him. He doesn’t deserve what he is going through.”
DeLay penned one of 41 letters released publicly on Friday in support of Hastert, just days before the Yorkville Republican’s sentencing. Included are letters written by Hastert’s wife, two of his sons, two of his brothers, former Congressman and head of the Central Intelligence Agency Porter Goss, former Illinois Attorney General Ty Fahner, several ex-congressmen and a few retired law enforcement officers, including retired Kendall County Sheriff Richard Randall and members of the U.S. Capitol Police force.
The letter writers call Hastert, now 74, a great friend, great public servant and great American…
Also a grown man who used his job as a wrestling coach to shop for vulnerable adolescents he could use as sex toys, but hey, everybody needs a hobby.
Leo Kocher, the head wrestling coach at the University of Chicago and an associate professor there, wrote that Hastert helped when the U.S. Department of Education created a strong incentive to eliminate intercollegiate athletic opportunities through Title IX.
“He never said no when it came to his being able to help in any way to stem the senseless devastation of non-scholarship sports opportunities,” Kocher wrote, adding Hastert “was driven in this by pure concern for, and loyalty to, the youth — boys and girls — whose development was at stake.”…
Also, it would be interesting to find out exactly how Hastert came to have a couple spare million to use for hush money, but then, money is the only topic the American media is more squeamish about than sex.